Boys on the Beach (9" x 12")
Is there any lesson about the switch from analog to digital, modern media, it’s that these moments we capture and record are trivial to the moment itself.
Yes, there’s beauty in freezing life in time. But, that’s the lesson. Life is fluid.
Once you live it, it’s gone. The flowing now.
Are we bored with beauty?
Does something meditated on longer matter more?
Would Renaissance painters be photographers today? Movie directors?
What is a painting?
It’s a story of a moment caught in time. Just like a photo but with heaps of attention and meditation placed on it.
Interpretation and manipulation of light.
“Here’s what I want you to see.” “Here’s the God in the image.” That’s the difference.
It’s the difference between a news story and a work of literature.